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ISS4 2018

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RESERVIST MAGAZINE THE MORE YOU KNOW TRICARE Reserve Select and Retired Reserve 2019 Submitted by Lt. Macy Peck, Pacific Area, PAC-13 TRICARE Reserve Select TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) is a premium-based plan, available worldwide for qualified Selected Reserve members and their families. Members in the Selected Reserve and their families may participate if the sponsor is not on active duty orders, not covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) or not eligible or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program. Type of Coverage 2017 TRS Monthly Rate 2018 TRS Monthly Rate 2019 TRS Monthly Rate Change 2018 & 2019 TRS Member-Only $ 47.82 $ 46.09 $ 42.83 -7.6% TRS Member & Family $ 217.51 $ 221.38 $ 218.01 -1.5% NOTE: Under "NEW" DoD policy effective January 1, 2018, TRS members who are disenrolled for failing to pay their premiums will NO LONGER have the option of seeking "NEW" TRS enrollment if the reinstatement request is received by the regional contractor more than 90 days from the last paid-though-date. In addition, to be considered for reinstatement, members must ensure their request includes premium payments from the last paid-through-date through the current month plus the amount for the following two months (to include administrative fees) and include information to establish recurring electronic premium payments. Failure to meet the requirements will result in no reinstated coverage, and the member will be locked out of the new coverage for 12 months. TRICARE Retired Reserve TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) is afforded to those who are members of the retired Reserve and eligible family members who are qualified for non-regular retirement under 10 U.S.C. Chapter 1223, under the age of 60, and not eligible for FEHB. TRR is also available to survivors of retired Reserve members if one of the following criteria are met: the sponsor was covered by TRICARE Retired Reserve when the sponsor died; immediate family members of the deceased sponsor (spouses cannot have remarried); TRR coverage would begin before the date the deceased sponsor would have turned 60 years old; and survivor coverage is not affected by FEHB eligibility. Type of Coverage 2016 TRR Monthly Rate 2017 TRR Monthly Rate 2018 TRR Monthly Rate Change 2017 & 2018 TRR Member-Only $ 388.79 $ 402.81 $ 431.35 +6.6% TRR Member & Family $ 957.44 $ 1,013.36 $ 1,038.31 +2.5% Need help with the DMDC Reserve Component Purchased TRICARE Application? Call the DMDC Support Center at 1-800-477-8227. BONUS Items ALCOAST 283/18 terminated the use of flat-rate per diem when a member is on a TDY at one location for more than 30 days. ALCGRSV 047/18 announced the cancellation of the 2019 Reserve High Year Tenure (R-HYT) Panel, due to current workforce needs. The Office of Reserve Affairs (CG- 131) and the Reserve Personnel Management Division (CG PSC- RPM) will continue to evaluate Reserve Component needs. ALCOAST 263/18 outlined the GI Bill transfer of education benefits (TEB). After July 12, 2019, members with more than 16 years of military service will no longer be allowed TEB to eligible dependents. Review all changes to Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1341.13 at the PSC PSD portal site. 34 RESERVIST � Issue 4 • 2018

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